First Responder

First Responder Course


Full Time: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Part Time: Friday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Saturday+Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm

Course Description:

Canadian Red Cross First Responder certification. 40 hours. Once Licensed, an additional WorkSafeBC “Out of Jurisdiction” package is to be filled out for an OFA 2 certification.

Comprehensive first aid and CPR skills for professional first responders or those training to become first responders. Course teaches the patient assessment model, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemorrhage control, and care for a variety of acute and chronic conditions. Participants will be engaged in dynamic training techniques including video, media presentations, skills demonstrations, practice sessions, discussions and scenarios based on real-life situations.


Professionals in a fire service, rescue team, workplace response team, sports-medicine professionals, lifeguards and ski patrol.




3-year certification in First Responder (digital certificate issued upon successful completion


20 hours (3 days)

Course Content

  • The Professional Responder
  • Responding to the call
  • Infection prevention and control
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Assessment
  • Airway management and respiratory emergencies
  • Circulatory emergencies
  • Shock
  • Hemorrhage and soft tissue trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Chest, abdominal and pelvic injuries
  • Head and spinal injuries
  • Acute and chronic illnesses
  • Poisoning
  • Environmental illnesses
  • Pregnancy, labour and delivery
  • Special populations
  • Crisis intervention
  • Reaching, lifting and extricating patients
  • Multiple-casualty incidents

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